Hats off to volunteers

Founder's Day 2014 is promising to be a good one. As we head into the weekend let us pause for a moment to remember those who kept it alive.

 

 

An amazing spirit of cooperation has gone into the making of this year’s Founder’s Day in Greenwood.

The day has been organized by the Greenwood Board of Trade and they invited everyone to help them make it a success.

The day-long celebration of the city’s birthday comes complete with a parade and an old-fashioned family day in the park.

There will be dozens of vendors and booths, including the same local non-profits and service organizations that have been active participants for years— the Greenwood Public Library, the Royal Canadian Legion and the Order of the Eastern Star.

It all kicks off with a pancake breakfast starting at 8 a.m. hosted by the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Department. The parade will happen at 10:30 a.m., beginning at McArthur Centre and winding up at the Lions Park where there will be a farmer’s market, bingo, clown city amusement centre for the kids, a beer garden starting at noon, ceremonies and cake, karaoke and door prizes. The day will conclude with live music from 5 p.m. to dusk.

The best part is the price—admission to the park is free so you are guaranteed to get your money’s worth and more! There will be a collection of non-perishable food items for the food bank too, so please help if you are able.

Founder’s Day celebrates those who have come before us, those who helped make the city what it is and what Founder’s Day itself has become over the years.

That being said, hats off to Merlin Phelps who started Founder’s Day back in 1987 for Greenwood’s 90th year of incorporation as a city; and a big thank you to Les and Nora Williams who reignited the interest in Founder’s Day and kept it alive since 1999.

 

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